Crown Clean / Dead wooding.
Many deciduous trees are prone to dead or rotting branches as part
of their natural cycle, inevitably these branches pose a danger to
property and people within the immediate area. “Crown Clean”
involves the removal of all dead wood, crossed or hazardous branches
in order to make the tree safe.
As a mature tree can often exceed a height that is safe in relation
to the proximity of buildings, overhead services and premises it may
be necessary to reduce the canopy thus reducing the sail area and
overall height. This can be carried out in various ways. Depending
on the tree these methods could include Pollarding, Coppicing, or
cutting out selected growth in the top of the crown.
This process is the removal of selected growth, predominantly
secondary branches within the canopy to allow light penetration.
Some trees such as Copper Beach should not be thinned, as it would
be detrimental to the trees health.
is the removal of lower branches, this is usually undertaken to
improve the appearance of the tree, to reduce pedestrian and
vehicular contact with the lower canopy and promote growth in the
This is the complete removal of the tree and is carried out in
various ways depending on site conditions. Methods may include
sectional felling where smaller sections are cut from the tree,
complete felling, where the tree is felled as one (rarely
recommended for mature hardwood trees due to weight distribution and
proximity to dwellings) and as is in most cases a segmented felling
whereby the tree is reduced to an acceptable and safe height before
felling the remaining trunk.
Storm Blown / High risk trees.
This may include a direct order from local councils for a landlord
to make safe any hazardous branches or trees on said premises. Such
work is often High risk and requires an in depth knowledge and
Often overlooked but very prominent in the industry is the general
up-keep and maintenance of hedgerows including trimming reducing or
In addition to the core services that we offer there is a multitude
of other services that Leyland tree services extend their expertise
to. If you feel that you may require a service not mentioned here
for example Stump Grinding, Planting ect, then please do not
hesitate to contact us.